Lahore, known for its ongoing war against smog and high pollution levels, saw a notable shift in atmospheric conditions as rain showers lavished the city, resulting in a considerable drop in air pollution.
The early morning rain quickly changed the cityscape, ushering in cleaner, fresher air.
The provincial capital has an air pollution index above 500, making it the world's most polluted city. The ensuing downpour, however, relieved the pollution worries, quickly pushing Lahore down the rankings to a more favorable place.
Lahore has recently risen to ninth place on the list of the most polluted cities.
Rain fell heavily in Gulberg, Garden Town, Iqbal Town, Multan Road, Thokar Niaz Baig, Jail Road, Mall Road, Johar Town, Canal Road, and Raiwind Road, and was accompanied by thunder and lightning.
The intensity of the rain ranged from strong downpours to gentle sprinkles.
The pollution ratio, which had initially reached 134, also decreased significantly due to the rain. However, in other locations, such as Johar Town, the air quality index reached 293. In contrast, air pollution in other regions of the city has decreased, going below the 200 level.
The weather had turned pleasantly chilly after the rain, providing a respite from the normal smoggy and dirty air that had enveloped Lahore in recent days.
The cumulative influence of this meteorological phenomenon has decreased pollution levels and provided respite to people, allowing them to enjoy a much-needed break from the city's constant smog.